Baxter Brewing in NJ

We’ve got another awesome brand joining our portfolio and it’s available starting now! Baxter Brewing Co is located in Bates Mill in the up-and-coming community of Lewiston/Auburn, Maine. They are an environmentally-friendly company that takes extra steps to make sure their brewing process is ‘greener’ than the average. From using 100% wind power to offset their electrical usage to their 100% photodegradable 6-pack rings, Baxter Brewing is proud to be a sustainably-driven and environmentally-friendly company and we are proud to have them in the Garden State! Did you know they are the first brewery in Maine to can all of their beer, too? They do what the can, they can what they do!



What’s with that moose?

The creature in our logo is Pamola, the Abenaki and Penobscot legend of a spirit which is said to be the god of Thunder, the cause of cold weather and protector of Mt Katahdin, the tallest peak in the state of Maine. The Native Americans described him as having the head of a moose, the body of a man, and the wings and talons of an eagle. Pamola was both feared and respected by the tribes who believed in him.


What’s on the shelves in NJ?


Bold, complex flavors with a solid malt backbone and assertive hop profile, along with cold conditioning, give this beer its crisp, clean, hoppy finish. Deep amber-to-orangish in color, Stowaway pours with a nice, creamy head; a huge hop aroma of citrus, pine and grapefruit notes; and a big, complex, and intense hop flavor from the 5 different hop varieties and double-dry-hopping procedure used in making this beer. The malt flavor up-front turns dry and crisp; Stowaway is full-bodied but with a dry finish and pleasant, long-lasting, hop aftertaste. This I.P.A. definitely leaves you wanting more.
Pair it with spicy dishes; Thai and Vietnamese curries; Carrot cake; big, earth cheeses like Stilton, Raclette and aged cheddars.




Baxter Backpack Variety Pack

144oz of delicious brews that you can take anywhere! Inside you’ll find cans of Tarnation Lager, Pamola Xtra Pale Ale and Stowaway IPA.









Pamola Extra Pale Ale

Brilliant clarity, bright golden in color. Pamola Pours with a nice creamy head and subtle malt and hop aroma. Crisp, clean, effervescent start with a touch of malt character and a balanced bitterness. Hop flavors linger nicely. Finishes clean, crisp and dry with a light body. Pamola is brewed with pure, soft Maine water from Lake Auburn; three different hop varieties, plus domestic and imported “Character” malts provide complexity, color, and body while making use of a clean, well attenuating, top-fermenting American ale yeast. The beer is then cold conditioned for a smooth, clean and crisp flavor. This one is extremely drinkable!





Tarnation Lager

Brewed in a style born in 19th-century California, Tarnation is Baxter Brewing’s first lager. American crystal malts provide light toast and caramel notes along with the beer’s rich amber hue, while Munich malt supplies Tarnation’s malty body. The complex malt notes balance the ample bitterness of American Northern Brewer hops (the signature hop for this style) giving the beer great balance. An authentic San Francisco lager yeast ferments the brew, yielding a clean, crisp and satisfying beer. This lager requires several weeks of cold conditioning (“lagering”), but we think it’s worth the wait.





Hayride Autumn Ale

As days get shorter and sleeves get longer, Baxter Brewing releases its fall seasonal, Hayride Autumn Ale. A generous portion of two rye malts give the beer a full body, bready flavor, and subtle spiciness; while toasted malts provide a touch of sweetness and a rich, almost reddish hue. New Zealand Pacifica and Pacific Jade hops balance Hayride’s maltiness and suggest notes of oranges and tropical fruit. Finally, we cold-condition the beer on oak, with light additions of ginger, black pepper, and orange peel, bringing out the spiciness of the rye and rounding out the soft sweetness of the beer. Hayride will give a touch of warmth for those cool fall nights, while remaining deliciously drinkable.








Launch Events:

Tuesday, September 22 – HopsScotch, Jersey City

Wednesday, September 23 – Southside Grille, South Bound Brook

Thursday, September 24 – Stirling Hotel, Stirling

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